The Company

BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT (“B/S P”), a New York City based contemporary dance company founded in 2009, presents the choreography of Artistic Directors Kyla Barkin and Aaron Selissen through live performance and workshops.

The company strives to remove barriers and create a shared experience between the creative team and audience members allowing for a more inclusive and memorable event. With articulate nuance and explosive athleticism, B/S P’s collaborative style infuses fresh perspective on subjects ranging from mathematics to the complexities of human nature.

BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT has been presented at venues across the U.S and abroad including Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, SUNY Stony Brook’s Staller Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, West End Theater, 92Y, Bryant Park, Tempe AZ Center for the Arts, Boston’s Dance Complex, Touhill Performing Arts Center St. Louis, Yogykarta Indonesia, Uferstudios Berlin Germany, and the Edinburgh International Conference Center in Scotland as part of Booking Dance and Fringe Festivals where B/S P received critical acclaim. Partnerships for workshops include Sally Taylor’s ConSenses, Festival of the Moving Body, Communicating in Partnerships through Dance/Hartford Performs, Balance 1 Academy Berlin, Limón Professional Studies Program, and more.

With a similar approach to teaching and training, the company promotes the coupling of techniques and modalities to prepare artists’ bodies for the challenges of the work. By creating a mindful and inspiring environment, B/S P provides a vibrant platform for artistic growth and refinement.

“Some groups … give strong performances, others offer new and intriguing choreography, astute musical choices or a deep emotional connection. Barkin/Selissen, however, has the lot.” Kelly Apter, The Scotsman


photo by Andy Phillipson